Funeral Services for Adlai Stevenson

Friday, July 16, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

[engineer announcing report]

John Chambers of United Press International, describes the scene at Adlai Stevenson's funeral at the Washington Cathedral.

[engineer advises transmission times, followed by tone]

[short segment of news programing, interrupted by services]

Intro by John Chambers

Reverend Richard Paul Graebel, minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois offers opening remarks and a reading from the Old Testament.

Edward McDougal reads from the New Testament.

Judge Carl McGowan of the US Court of Appeals, a friend of Stevenson's, speaks.

Brief out by Municipal reporter. Short music interlude, ends abruptly.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71949
Municipal archives id: T1775


John Chambers, Richard Paul Graebel and Carl McGowan


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About Miscellaneous

Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



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